1330 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014

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Welcome to Blakespear & Smith Law Offices!

We’re a mother-daughter team dedicated to taking care of all your estate planning needs. Catherine Blakespear and Tricia A. Smith have a nuanced understanding of how federal tax planning, coupled with probate avoidance strategies, can dramatically improve your family’s legacy. When we do your estate plan, you always get prompt personal service, an explanation of the purpose of each document, and the peace of mind that comes with creating a personally tailored succession plan for your loved ones. We offer free consultations and are happy to review an existing estate plan to make sure it is up to date and addresses all of your concerns. At Blakespear & Smith Law Offices we never recommend documents that your circumstances do not require. Please call us with any estate planning questions. We are conveniently located in Del Mar, California, and are happy to travel to your home for an appointment upon request. learn more about Blakespear and Smith

Trusts & Wills

If your assets are worth more than $150,000, a living trust is an estate-planning device that has many advantages that a will, by itself, does not have. A trust may seem like a complicated legal vehicle, but it can provide substantial benefits. more


If you are faced with probating an estate, we can help. California law requires that without a trust, an estate must go through the probate process in order to legally transfer the estate’s assets to the heirs. more

Contested Wills

If you find yourself unhappy with some aspect of a decedent’s estate plan, we can help you honestly evaluate the facts and decide whether to pursue the matter in court. more

Pre-marital Agreements

When a couple writes down their wishes before marriage, they go a long way toward avoiding legal conflict if the marriage falls apart. Pre-marital agreements provide peace of mind and protection for your assets. more